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There are streets, paths, highways, alleys, dirt tracks and promenades... And there are courses of lives, thirstlands, crossroads and dead ends...

STREETSCAPES is a series of four films by Heinz Emigholz.

Heinz Emigholz was born in 1948 near Bremen. He trained as a draftsman and studied Philosophy and Literature in Hamburg. Since 1973, he has worked as an independent filmmaker, artist, writer and producer in Germany and the USA. In 1974 he started his encyclopaedic drawing series THE BASIS OF MAKE-UP. He looks back on numerous exhibitions, retrospectives, lectures and publications. In 1984 he started his film series PHOTOGRAPHY AND BEYOND. He has held a professorship in Experimental Filmmaking at the Universität der Künste Berlin since 1993, and co-founded the Institute for Time-based Media and the Art and Media program there. A selection of his highly-acclaimed films includes: SCHENEC-TADY I-III (1973-1975), ARROWPLANE (1974), TIDE (1974), HOTEL (1976), DEMON (1977), NORMALSATZ (1981), THE BASIS OF MAKE-UP I-III (1983-2004), DIE WIESE DER SACHEN (1987), DER ZYNISCHE KÖRPER (1990), SULLIVAN’S BANKS (2000), MISCELLANEA I-III (2001-2004), GOFF IN THE DESERT (2003), D'ANNUNZIO’S CAVE (2005), SCHINDLER’S HOUSES (2007), LOOS ORNAMENTAL (2008), SENSE OF ARCHITECTURE (2009), PARABETON-PIER LUIGI NERVI AND ROMAN CONCRETE (2012), PERRET IN FRANCE AND ALGERIA (2012), TWO MUSEUMS (2013), and STREETSCAPES (2017). More at
Genre Architecture, Music
Category Documentary
Year of Production 2017
Director Heinz Emigholz
Cinematography Heinz Emigholz, Till Beckmann
Cast Andreas Reihse, John Erdman, Jonathan Perel, Natja Brunckhorst, Thomas Klein, Alexander Paulick, Detlef Weinrich
Producers Frieder Schlaich, Irene von Alberti, Heinz Emigholz, Andreas Reihse, Galia Bar Or
Production Companies Filmgalerie 451, Heinz Emigholz Filmproduktion/Berlin
Length 407 min
Original Version
 German, English
Festivals Berlinale 2017, Hong Kong 2017, Art of the Real - Film Society of Lincoln Center NY 2017, BAFICI 2017, IndieLisboa 2017, Tag der Architektur - Wiesbadener Festtage 2017, Singapore 2017, Jerusalem 2017, Soundtrack Cologne 2017, International Musikfilmfestival UNERHÖRT! 2017, Vancouver 2017, Viennale 2017, Jeonju 2018

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